Society News Archive

10 March 2015
Science Camp for Teachers and Students at Annual Meeting

The Indy Local Arrangements Committee for the 2015 Health Physics Society (HPS) Annual Meeting has an exciting announcement! In honor of the 60th anniversary of the HPS, we will hold a "day of giving" event. This will be in the form of the first HPS science camp to be held during an annual meeting.

This camp is open to science teachers and students and allows the HPS to give back to the communities we visit. Admission to this camp is free of charge. However, attendance is limited to the first 50 teachers and 50 students. There will be a waiting list if there are last-minute cancellations. A pamphlet is available with more information.

The camp will consist of volunteers along with local students and teachers performing experiments together while learning about radiation and radiation safety. In the process, we will pass along information regarding our profession and educational opportunities. It is our hope to interest the next generation of health physicists and other radiation professionals. We will supply teachers with materials to take back to their classrooms and pass along to their future students.

If you are have any questions, contact Jeff Mason at In addition, if you wish to help finance the camp or donate items, please contact Jeff at the same email address. Do not let this opportunity pass you by as we look forward to making a difference in the communities we visit each summer—in Indianapolis and at future HPS meetings.